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FFXIV Shock Spikes

Shock Spikes as seen in Final Fantasy XIV.

Shock Spikes is a recurring spell in the Final Fantasy series.

Appearances Edit

Final Fantasy XI Edit

Shock Spikes
MP 24
Effect Covers you with magical lightning spikes. Enemies that hit you take lightning damage.
Duration 180 seconds
Casting Time 10 seconds
Recast Time 3 seconds
Magic Type Enhancing Magic
Element Lightning
Jobs BLM 30, RDM 60, SCH 70

Shock Spikes is a Black Magic spell. The spikes do an amount of damage contingent upon the caster's Enhancing Magic skill and the target's resistance to Lightning damage. Generally this spell will not do more than 15 damage per hit at level 75, and starts out much weaker than that. In addition to dealing lightning damage, Shock Spikes have a chance of stunning anyone who physically hits a target with the spell active. The Shock Spikes scroll can be bought from merchants in Selbina, Nashmau, and Windurst Waters.

Ramuh's Blood Pact: Ward Lightning Armor and the Blue Magic spell Plasma Charge also grant the Shock Spikes status.

Red Mages wearing Duelist's Tights will have the effect of their spikes enhanced.

The Ninja Chainmail +1, Rasetsu Samue/Rasetsu Samue +1 will occasionally mimic the effects of Shock Spikes.

Final Fantasy XIV/Legacy Edit

FFXIVL Shock Spikes Icon

Shock Spikes was a spell learned by Conjurers (rank 8) in the original version. It cost 3 action points to set, 12 MP to use and had no TP cost. Its cast time was 3 seconds while its recast time was 10 seconds. Once unlocked, it could be used by all Disciples of War and Magic.

In addition, it had an upgrade in the form of Shock Spikes II. However, Shock Spikes and its upgrade were dropped in patch 1.20, and did not reappear in the relaunch.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

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World of Final FantasyEdit

Shock Spikes is a passive ability that allows one to sometimes counter with thunder when hit. It can be used by Metalliskull, Rairamuh, Ramuh, Ramuh★, and Spark Dragon.


Etymology Edit

Shock refers to a dangerous condition that disrupts the blood flow of the body. Electric shock is the physiological reaction or injury caused by electric current passing through the (human) body.

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